Thursday, February 23, 2012
Pests and plagues
Pictures taken this morning through our kitchen window - breakfast with a view!
If you farm you always have undesired species feeding on your crops, growing on your fields or contaminating your livestock. Most are just called pest, plagues or weeds. We enjoy all kinds of wildlife roaming on our fields. Big herds of different kind of deer, wild pigs, foxes and pheasants. A great experience for us and also for our campsite guests. When food becomes rare they start attacking the winter feed from our sheep, goats and horse. Electric fencing has failed to keep deer away ... they broke it down and finally even carried it away. In the snow you can see that many tracks go in the direction of our alfalfa silage. We now leave the lesser quality for our hungry wild friends - cheaper than renewing fences ever second day.